MotoGP » Poncharal talks MotoGP calendar expansion

“When Argentina and Brazil are knocking on the door and Russia might be interested you can't just say that we have enough races” - Herve Poncharal, IRTA.

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September 10, 2013 3:48 PM


Drop all three US rounds?! The general public are pretty dense when it comes to "world" motorsports competition but with 10 million registered motorcycles I think it's safe to say the US is an important market nevertheless. Drop Indy for sure tho.


September 10, 2013 10:28 PM


market size and ridership don't change the fact that motorsports, let alone motorcycle racing are less recieved in america. With that mind one should ask there question, where is the business sense in spending millions of dollars on races?


September 11, 2013 2:13 AM

People don't buy vehicles if they've never heard of them. One way to make sure a chosen marque is on the tongue of the general public is through motorsports programs. Simple as that really.
Oh and the fact that humans have thrived on competitive events since forever also plays a fairly important role here.

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